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Correspondence

The correspondence series is largely made up of incoming letters to the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society, particularly to officers Maria G. Porter and Anna M. C. Barnes.

A. Bates ALS to Frederick Douglass and W[illia]m W. Bloss, February 12, 1852 Sallie [Holley] ALS to Maria [G. Porter], June 3, 1852 [Frederick Douglass] Ms. broadside, July 5, [1852] Moses Anderson ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, December 12, 1853 Jacob R. Gibbs ALS to Morris, March 14, 1854 Mrs. James M. Ellis ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, June 22, 1854 [Maria Webb] AL to [Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society?], October 24, [18]55 Frederick Douglass ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, February 19, 1856 W. E. Abbott ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, November 29, 1856 W[illia]m J. Watkins ANS to Mrs. Armstrong, [August 1857] Frederick Douglass ALS to Maria [G.] Porter, October 13, 1857 L[ewis] Tappan ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, February 4, 1859 Sarah Plummer ALS to The Ladies of the Rochester Anti Slavery Association, January 24, 1859 George B[arrell] Cheever ALS to [Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society?], June 20, 1859 Julia G[riffiths] Crofts ALS to [Anna M. C.] Barnes, August 5, [1859] Rebecca Bailey ALS to Anna M. C. Barnes, September 21, 1859 Frederick Douglass ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, September 26, 1859 Maria Webb ALS to A[nna] M. C. Barnes, October 10, 1859 John Stewart ALS to Harriet Tubman, November 1, 1859 [Anna M. C. Barnes] ALS, draft to Irish Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society, [1859] Frederick Douglass ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, January 11, 1860 Beriah Green ALS to Samuel Campbell, Esq., March 19, 1860 L[ewis] Tappan ALS to Maria G. Porter, January 26, 1861 Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society Ms., February 4, 1861 Rebecca Bailey ALS to Sarah M. Cornell, February 20, 1861 [Julia Griffiths] Crofts ADS to [Maria G.] Porter, April 4, 1862 Julia G[riffiths] Crofts ALS to A[nna] M. C. Barnes, April 18, [1862] A[nna] M. C. Barnes ALS to Montrose Ladies' Anti Slavery Asso[ciation], April 26, 1862 Ms. note to [Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society?], April 26, 1862 G. W. Gardiner ALS to A[nna] M. C. Barnes, September 11, 1862 Julia A. Wilbur ALS to A[nna] M. C. Barnes, October 24, [1862] J[ulia] A. Wilbur ALS to [Anna] M. C. Barnes, November 12, 1862 Julia A. Wilbur ALS to [Anna M. C. Barnes?], November 13, [1862] Lewis Overton ADS to [G. W. Gardiner], November 15, 1862 G. W. Gardiner ALS to A[nna] M. C. Barnes, November 17, 1862 Julia A. Wilbur ALS to [Anna M. C.] Barnes, November 25, [18]62 Julia A. Wilbur ALS to [Anna M. C. Barnes], November 26, [1862] [Julia A. Wilbur] AL, incomplete to [Anna M. C. Barnes?], December 15, [1862] Julia A. Wilbur ALS to [Anna M. C.] Barnes, December 22 - December 24, 1862 Julia A. Wilbur ALS to [Anna M. C.] Barnes, January 15 - January 17, 1863 J. Dennis, Jr. ALS to Julia [A.] Wilbur, January 21, [18]63 [Julia A. Wilbur] ALS to [Anna M. C.] Barnes, [January] 23, [1863] Julia G[riffiths] Crofts ALS to [Anna M. C.] Barnes, February 20, 1863 Julia A. Wilbur ALS to [Anna M. C.] Barnes, February 27, 1863 G. W. Gardiner ALS to A[nna] M. C. Barnes, March 9, 1863 Julia [A. Wilbur] ALS to [Anna M. C.] Barnes, March 10, 1863 Julia [A. Wilbur] ALS to [Anna M. C.] B[arnes], March 14, [1863] Julia G[riffiths] Crofts ALS to [Anna M. C.] Barnes, April 3, 1863 Julia [A. Wilbur] ALS to A[nna] M. C. Barnes, August 8, [18]63 Julia A. Wilbur ALS to [Anna M. C.] Barnes, October 2, 1863 Julia A. Wilbur ALS to [Anna M. C.] B[arnes], October 28, [1863] Hubbard and Northrup Partially-Printed Document to [Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society], November 2, 1863 Julia [A. Wilbur] ALS to [Anna M. C.] B[arnes], November 5, [1863] Curtis, Butts & Company DS to Ladies' Anti-Slavery Soc[iet]y, November 14, [1863] C. D. Tracy & Company DS to Ladies' Anti-S[lavery] Society, November 18, 1863 Julia [A. Wilbur] ALS to Secretary [Anna M. C. Barnes], November 20, 1863 S[arah] M. Cornell ALS to Maria G. Porter, November 26, 1863 Julia A. Wilbur ALS to [Anna M. C.] Barnes, December 27, 1863 Daniel Breed ALS to Anna M. D. [sic.] Barnes, December 29, 1863 Daniel Breed ALS to Anna M. C. Barnes, January 31, 1864 Julia [A. Wilbur] ALS to A[nna] M. C. Barnes, March 5, 1864 Julia G[riffiths] Crofts ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, September 2, 1864 Julia A. Wilbur ALS to Maria G. Porter, February 8, 1865 Julia A. Wilbur ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, April 27, [1865] Julia A. Wilbur ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, [1865] Julia G[riffiths] Crofts ALS to [Anna M. C.] Barnes, Undated (November 20) [Julia Griffiths Crofts] ADS to [Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society], Undated Henry Dickinson ALS to A[nna] M. C. Barnes, Undated Frederick Douglass ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, Undated (January 31) F[rederick] Douglass ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, Undated (February 22) F[rederick] Douglass ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, Undated (March 27) Frederick Douglass ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, Undated (April 29) Frederick Douglass ALS to S[usan] F[arley] Porter, Undated (November 17) W[illia]m H. Furness ANS to [Samuel Drummond] Porter, Undated Julia Griffiths [Crofts] ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, Undated (June 14) Mary Gutztall ALS to Mrs. [S. D.] Porter, Undated (March 15) Ms., Undated Manton Marble ALS to Maria [G.] Porter, Undated W[illia]m Oliver ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, Undated (Thursday morning) W[illia]m J. Watkins ALS to [Maria G.] Porter, Undated [Julia A. Wilbur] Letter fragments, Undated

Account Book

The account book for the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society covers its entire history. The secretaries of the Society recorded the finances of the organization, provided lists of speakers at their annual events, and carefully delineated money remitted to individual fugitive slaves.

Printed Items

The printed items in the collection include fourteen of the seventeen known annual reports of the Society, a report from the Toronto Ladies' Association for the Relief of Destitute Colored fugitives, circulars from two British societies, and issues of Frederick Douglass' Paper and The North Star.